Tag Archives: Brooks County

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The Things They Left Behind

When migrants die in South Texas, the objects they leave behind hold clues to their identities.

In the fall of 2013, Observer reporter Melissa del Bosque and I visited Baylor University’s forensics lab, one of several Texas labs that handles the remains ...Read More

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Graves of Shame

New evidence indicates wrongdoing in the handling of migrant remains in Brooks County.

A year ago, a Texas Rangers inquiry found “no evidence” of wrongdoing in the botched handling of migrant remains in Brooks County. New evidence indicates ra...Read More

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A Texas Militiaman Reconsiders the Mission

Charles Gilbert joined the Texas Border Volunteers to "kick some ass," but the group's tactics forced him to do some soul-searching.

Charles Gilbert joined the Texas Border Volunteers to "kick some ass," but the group's tactics forced him to do some soul-searching. ...Read More

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Beyond the Border

In our four-part multimedia series, produced in collaboration with the Guardian, we explore how a rural South Texas county 70 miles from the border has b...Read More

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